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1953 World Series Multisigned Ball with Jackie Robinson
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,422
Official American League (Harridge) ball signed in blue fountain pen by both participants and attendees at the 1953 World Series between the Yankees and Dodgers. The nine signatures on the ball are those of Jackie Robinson (grading "7/8"), Will Harridge (Baseball Commissioner; on the sweet spot), Phil Rizzuto, Hank Bauer (Bauer's first name has been traced over), Mel Allen (Yankees announcer), Johnny Mize, Tom Gorman (National League umpire; he did not work the 1953 World Series), Jack Dempsey (former heavyweight boxing champion), and "Mrs. Hank Bauer." Signatures range from "6" to "9," averaging "7/8." Its World Series provenance is based upon the vintage blue-ink notation on the east panel that reads "World/Series/Yankees vs Dodgers/Oct 1 1953." October 1st was the date of Game 2 of the 1953 World Series at Yankee Stadium, which was won by the Yankees 4-2. The ball displays light soiling that is consistent with its having been a game-used ball (as are nearly all of the balls in the B. C. Clark Collection; see introduction for full details and provenance). In Very Good condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,422
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